Event Details

Men's Retreat - BASIC

Men Only

Event Date & Time:
Thu, May 4 - Sun, May 7
Location Information:
Bethel Christian Camp, Gaston, SC

Men ages 18+, join us at 6pm on Thu. May 4th through noon on Sun. May 7th at Bethel Christian Camp in Gaston, SC to experience BASIC.

Additional Information


Time away – unplugged from “The Matrix”
Time away – with God
Time away – with other, like-hearted men seeking to recover what has been lost

BASIC is the Wild at Heart Boot Camp led by John Eldredge and his team via video followed by times alone with God by the lake or in the woods. There is also time set aside for you to fish, canoe, kayak, hike, or just chill.

This is not a retreat about the “seven things a man ought to do to be a nicer guy.” It is a quest into the recovery of a man’s masculine soul, the release of a man’s heart—his passions and his true nature—all given to him by God. It’s an invitation to step into becoming all God has called you to be. For if a man is going to know who he truly is as a man if he is going to find a life worth living, love a woman deeply, and not pass on his confusion to his children, he simply must get his heart back.

The facilities are great, the food is great, and God always shows up. Bring a sleeping bag or single bed linens, toiletries, and your fishing pole, if fishing is your "thing".


  • This event is for men ages 18+ only.
  • We will meet at Bethel Christian Camp on the evening of May 4th (Dinner @ 6PM, First Session @ 7PM). We will be staying through noon, May 4th.
  • The cost for the entire weekend is only $200 and covers room, board, and all materials. A $50 deposit is due with the registration with the balance due by April 24th.